Enemalta and the University of Malta sign MoU for cooperation in energy research programmes

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 May, 2022 at 7:36 pm by The Malta Business Weekly

A Memorandum of Understanding between Enemalta and the University of Malta will further strengthen the relationship between the two entities, leading to cooperation in research programmes by the Faculty of Engineering in the energy sectors.

Furthermore, this MoU will be of benefit to students as they will be exposed to engineering-related experiences with Enemalta tied to electricity generation and the electricity distribution system.

Thus, this MoU will pave the way for engineering students to have a hands-on experience in this industry with the potential of developing a career at Enemalta.

This MoU was signed by the University of Malta, the Faculty of Engineering, and Enemalta, in the presence of Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli.

“This agreement will enhance the cooperation between Enemalta and the university in the context of the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector. Enemalta has a similar agreement with MCAST, and through this understanding we are now strengthening our synergy with educational institutions,” explained Minister Dalli.

The Minister explained that through its collaboration with the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, the government is giving due importance to such agreements with public entities and the private sector. This is another means of exposing students to work settings. Such collaborations provide students with the opportunity to experience work life in their area hands on, thus providing them with a holistic educational experience of both theory and practice.

Ing. Jonathan Scerri, Enemalta’s Chairman, stated that Enemalta looks forward to implementing this agreement, which will lead to a fruitful relationship between engineering students and seasoned Enemalta engineers and technicians. This will be achieved through more job placement opportunities for engineering students.

University Rector Prof. Alfred Vella stated that Enemalta is a natural partner to the Faculty of Engineering, as it has both the facilities and experience in the generation and electricity distribution industry. Prof. Vella stated that students must be exposed to the technology in this sector, while emphasising the university’s role in preparing future engineers for the industry, providing Enemalta with the talents it requires. The university rector added that more Memoranda of Understanding at this level between Enemalta and other faculties should follow.

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